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Jane's fingerboard
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February 8, 2015 - 5:20 pm
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This violin has/had a fingerboard that veered to the right.  It didn't effect my playing,,just bothered me.  But it also had dips in the fingerboard along the e string which has effected my playing.  Some of the high points acted like frets which has a negative impact on tone,,,,like duhhh.  I lived with it until today.  Today it was just too much. The e string was vibrating a lot under my finger.  neck-007.JPGImage Enlarger

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So I block sanded the dips away (and yes keeping the scoop) and sanded the veering away.  Right now its drying.  Tomorrow it will be back together and working.

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Not quite sure what you mean by "veered". Do you mean down the center of the fingerboard (from the nut) is not in direct line with the end pin ?

If that's the case then the whole neck is not centered on the violin and I don't know how you fixed it without removing the neck from the body and re-aligning it.

As far as "scoop" goes, are you sure you now have the proper scoop after sanding out the bumps and divots.

 

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 Here is how she looks now.
Ken, the grain of the pear wood pulled the end of the fingerboard to the right by about 1/8 inch.  I had tried several tricks to straighten it but at last resorted to sanding.  The scoop is correct for this violin.

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Very nice job!

Very cool that it is all corrected. Sometimes little things just bug us.  Now you have it all done!  Congrats. 

:)

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